El Salvador Water Project

Partnership to Support and Empower the Low Income Community of Casa Blanca

John Taylor and the International Services Committee of the Rotary Club of Shepherdstown are seeking support and contributions towards our critical El Salvador Water Project

Water availability provided by a nearby community is set to decrease from 3 days per week to 1 day per week. Children haul water in any available containers.

Existing Water Distribution

In 2019 the community of Casa Blanca was informed that the cooperative that provided their sole source of water could not share the water after 2024. This has created urgency in establishing a community-owned source of water.

In June of 2019, at the request of ASAPROSAR (www.asaprosar.org), Rotarian John Taylor, a former Peace Corp volunteer in El Salvador, visited some communities in the western part of El Salvador that had needs that would fit into one of the seven pillars of Rotary International service. While there are many wonderful communities with needs that fit, this issue with Casa Blanca rose to the top of the list as they are facing a crisis that is solvable with the participation of the community, ASAPROSAR in developing community leadership, the Rotary Club of Santa Tecla to manage the project, and the Rotary of Shepherdstown, WV to lead in the raising of the required funds.

Rotary partners meet in Casa Blanca

Partnerships with Rotary in the Community

  • Rotary Club of Shepherdstown, WV
  • Rotary Club of Santa Tecla, San Salvador
  • Asociacion Salvador a Pro Salud Rural – ASAPROSAR
  • Asociacion de Desarrollo Comunal Sol de Occidente, Caserio Casa Blanca
  • Canton La Magdalena, Santa Ana/ ADESCOSDO

Your donation with provide these socio-economic benefits to the community of Casa Blanca

  • Access to clean and safe drinking water, about 1,400 persons, or 350 families
  • Improved health conditions arising from clean and safe water
  • Reduced time and expense to acquire water supplies from other sources
  • Enhanced community organizing and cohesiveness, which can help catalyze other community initiatives

For more information, contact:

John Taylor
taylorjohnw@comcast.net
240-671-7798